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Did you know that sweat isn't inherently stinky? In fact, it's nearly odorless. We sweat for 3 different reasons:

  1. Sweat from heat
  2. Sweat from exercise
  3. Sweat from stress

Our bodies have anywhere from 2-4 million sweat glands of which there only 2 types:

  1. Eccrine sweat glands
  2. Apocrine sweat glands

Eccrine glands occur over most of your body and open directly onto the surface of the skin. These glands are responsible for regulating body temperature. When the body temperature rises, the sympathetic nervous system stimulates the eccrine sweat glands to secrete water to the skin surface, where it cools the body by evaporation. Their secretions are 99% water with some salt. No odor going on here!

Stress sweat is produced from the apocrine sweat glands and these glands exist in the area of our body that is covered with hair follicles (armpits, groin and scalp).

The secretion of these glands, caused by stress, creates the foulest stench and is the hardest to control. Researchers say that these sweat glands are associated with the evolutionary role in the flight or flight response. That is, when we are under attack, our bodies produce a bad smell so that the vicious creature we’re running from wouldn’t want to eat us. The science says this is also true. When we encounter stress, the tubule wall of the apocrine sweat gland contracts, releasing a fatty secretion to the skin, where local bacteria break it down into smelly fatty acids. Sounds delightful! This is why we wear deodorant. Nobody wants to smell.

Americans spend $18 billion a year on deodorant for the purpose of eliminating smell and/or blocking sweat.

If you use an antiperspirant, you will in fact block the sweat glands from releasing any type of liquid. Although it may sound like it, this is not a good thing! As gross as the description of sweat gland secretion may sound or as unappealing as the thought of having sweaty armpits may be, here’s what happens to your body when you use an antiperspirant.

An antiperspirant, which is classified as a drug by the FDA, causes proteins within your body to precipitate and mechanically block the sweat ducts. The metal salts found in antiperspirants alter the structures in the ducts. These ducts then close and form a plug so that sweat will not come out. As you can see, many problems can arise from using synthetic chemicals to block the body’s natural and very important function of secreting sweat. 

deodorant is a substance applied to the body to prevent body odor. Commercial deodorants, even those that claim they are “all natural” are filled with dangerous chemicals that enter into our skin every time we smear them on. Our skin is our largest organ and its role is to cover and protect everything inside your body. What we put on our skin should be so pure, organic and considered a ‘real food’ item that if it tasted good, we could eat it. When we eat food, it affects our organs. Your skin is an organ. What you put on your skin should nourish your skin cells.

This is why we created our brand of deodorant with ingredients that you could eat. It probably won’t taste good but knowing that you are blocking body odor with organic and pure ingredients that truly nourishes your skin, this seems pretty darn good.


Did you know?

 Your deodorant doesn't care if you're male or female.

While women have more sweat glands than men, men's sweat glands produce more sweat.

 But deodorant for men or for women is most likely little more than a marketing ploy. In at least one brand, the same active ingredient is present in the same amounts in the sticks for men and women, Discovery Health reported. It's only packaging and fragrance that differs.



  1. ParabensMost deodorants, even those marked “natural,” still contain harmful ingredients like parabens that produce cancer-causing estrogens. There are no Parabens in Love Myself Deodorant!
  2. Aluminum- Contained in most deodorants and even disguised in some “healthy/natural” ones, causes blockages and all sorts of problems in your body. The aluminum is there to clog the pores and prevent the release of sweat from the glands. It’s true that the human body doesn’t need or use aluminum, and enough of it can cause aluminum toxicity (which can result in neurological damage, osteoporosis and kidney malfunction). No Aluminum in Love Myself Deodorant!
  3. Fragrances- Fragrances are lab-created chemicals that are known to have negative health effects, and also trigger Asthma and allergies. That delicious smell you love in our deodorant comes from the purist and highest quality essential oils.  No artificial Fragrances in Love Myself Deodorant!
  4. Artificial Colors- Since our product is not chemical engineered in a lab, there is no need to add artificial colors. Our deodorant resembles the natural colors of the ingredients.
  5. Other “offenders” to steer clear ofMethylisothiazolinone (MIT), toluene, mineral oil, paraffin, and petrolatum, DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, quaternium-15, and bronopol, -eth compounds, coal tar (to name a few). But take a look at the ingredient label of your current deodorant. If you have never heard of it, would never eat it, then do not put it on your skin.
  6. Skin absorbency- The skin is an organ, after all. It’s our first line of defense against pathogens, toxins, etc. It’s porous and permeable. It interacts with the world and substances it comes in contact with. Your armpits will absorb the good and healthy ingredients in Love Myself Deodorant!
  7. Armpit sweat is good- your armpits are supposed to sweat. It’s not the most pleasant system in our body, but embrace it’s importance and love your sweat…just block the odor with Love myself Deodorant!
  8. Marketing Ploy- Your deodorant doesn't care if you're male or female. Fun fact: While women have more sweat glands than men, men's sweat glands produce more sweat. But deodorant marketed for men or for women is most likely little more than a marketing ploy.
  9. Cruelty free & Vegan- Love myself Organic deodorant was never tested on animals (except willing humans) and is vegan friendly (no animal parts were used to make it)! Our ingredients are so simple and pure that no testing to check for irritation, allergies, etc. was needed.
  10. Quality Product Research- At Love myself Organics we are serious about good science and quality products. We believe in sustainability and social responsibility and this is why we use the highest quality pure ingredients in all our products. All of our products are vastly researched to be the best on the market.